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    Wednesday
    Mar222017

    Chad's Crappy Corner & Another 'Cheap Security Gadget' - His Theme For March, 2017

    For this show Chad's picked two security gadgets. The first is the GE SmartHome Security Sign Yard Stake and Window Decals

    Amazon says: Deter would-be intruders and secure your home, apartment or office with the GE SmartHome Security Sign Yard Stake and Window Decals. Place the security sign yard stake in the front of your home to give the illusion that your home is currently being monitored by a security system. The easy-to-read, realistic sign is composed of durable plastic that will not fade over time. Place the five security decals on windows in your home to protect vulnerable entry points and deter would-be intruders. $11.97 and Amazon Prime as of 3/24/17

     

    Chad's Take? Chad liked this sign set. Although the listing on Amazon shows the GE logo, the actual signs do not bear any company logo. Also Chad thought the plastic stake which mounts to the back of the sign and then sticks into the ground was very short. Chad also like the included Safety Monitoring stickers for the windows. All in all, Chad thought this was not a bad security item for under $12.00.

     

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    Chad's second items was the SentrySafe P005C Compact SafeSafety.

     

    Amazon says: The SentrySafe Compact Portable Safe is PRICED LOW! Safeguard firearms and other valuables with advanced technology! If you've got something you need to keep secure, this SentrySafe is an easy, economical and dependable way to do it! Peace of mind is now more reasonably priced than ever! Lock up for less: Steel construction; Locking steel cable secures Safe in vehicles; 3-digit combination lock is customizable to your own code; Large single hinge; Black powder-coat finish.; Measures 6 x 8 x 2 1/2"h., weighs 3 lbs. $14.95 and Amazon Prime as of 3/24/17

     

    http://amzn.to/2nwMUxz

     

    And Chad's take: Chad liked this safe, especially for the money. I, and a lot of the folks in the chatroom guessed that it cost more than the low $15.00 price. But as you'll see in the video, Chad says this is good for a quick lock-up deterrent maybe at the beach or the office, but it's certainly not meant as a long term safe to protect real valuables. The locking steel cable looked strong, but Chad said make sure you mount it correctly to some immovable object. Finally, you see that it's easy to set your combination numbers. Again, for the price, Chad thought this was pretty good!

     

    See or hear this show: http://www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1615

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